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Local Galleries, Performing Groups and Venues

The Bi-Lo Center
The Bi-Lo Center is the place to see concerts, sporting events, live entertainment and much more, and is home to Greenville's hockey team the Greenville Grrowl.

Cafe & Then Some
Located just off bustling Main Street, Café And Then Some brings you folksy satire and music and great food, blended with a personal touch by proprietors Bill and Susan Smith. He's better known as “Bubba” on stage. She's best known as “Norma Jean, a big ole country and western star”, but she has also introduced Café And Then Some regulars to a host of characters—from cosmetologist Joenine Whitehead to Mary Louise Earle McDaniel Hampton Pinckney.

Carolina Ballet Theatre
Join Carolina Ballet Theatre and Artistic Director Hernan Justo for a new era in dance. See innovative, classical, and more at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Features include such hits as Celebration of Women, Grandma's Storybook Ballets, The Nutcracker, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Phone 864.884.0107
Studios 864.297.1634

Centre Stage - South Carolina!
Maintains its focus and primary purpose of nurturing a culturally and ethnically diverse not-for-profit theatre with broad participation by both professional and non-professional artists.

The Furman Theatre
Each year, Furman produces three major plays, as well as experimental works, assembled pieces, one-person shows, student-directed plays, original scripts or other non-traditional productions. Also, the student improvisational troupe "Improv-Able Cause" performs monthly for student and public audiences.

Greenville County Museum of Art
The Greenville County Museum of Art offers its visitors a way to sample the very best in American art through traveling exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from its own collection. It also offers art classes, evening programs, and information for teachers and school classes.

Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council
The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program, through its cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them. The organization also maintains a calendar of art events in the Greenville area.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
The Greenville Symphony Association is dedicated to providing educational and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Greenville and surrounding communitites through the presentation of live orchestral music. Offering excellence in live musical performances, the orchestra enriches lives, educates minds and encourages community support of the arts.

Greer Cultural Arts Council
GCAC currently presents 4 plays per season, offers summer arts camp programs, and provides for other artistic opportunities throughout the year, including acting, drawing, dancing, and music.

Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University
The Museum & Gallery has shared an internationally respected European Old Master collection with the public for 65 years. Now, due to the need for building repairs and updates at M&G's main location, the Bob Jones University museum will be closed for an estimated two year renovation. The Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green is now closed permanently. For information about M&G and its planned reopening, please visit www.bjumg.org.

The Peace Center
Greenville, SC
The Peace Center, located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is the premier performing arts center in the Upstate and home to The Greenville News Broadway series. Come in, explore, and enjoy. 864-467-3030.

16th SC Volunteers Museum of Confederate History
The 16th South Carolina Volunteers Museum of Confederate History boasts a large and growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the War Between the States. The collection includes firearms, photographs, flags, edged weapons, currency, clothing, letters, newspapers, and other items from military and home life.

Upstate Visual Arts
Upstate Visual Arts began officially in 1991, when a small group of area business and cultural leaders resolved to serve both area artists and the community by celebrating the vast talent of local artists. UVA now exists as a thriving non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, almost 500 members strong, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the community by elevating the stature of visual art and educating the public to its significance.

The Warehouse Theatre
The Warehouse Theatre is a professional theatre organization dedicated to the concept of theatre as a serious art form; to high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to the training of theatre professionals; to community outreach; and to student education. The theatre chooses plays to stretch the imagination of Upstate audiences, to energize and excite the community with Intimate, Intense and Unexpected performances that explore and celebrate the complexities of our time.

Upstate Area Arts and Museums

BMW Zentrum
See the cars, the speed, the innovation – all for free in the only BMW museum in North America. The Zentrum is part meeting and events center, part café, part gallery, and part time machine. Located next to the only BMW manufacturing plant in the US, this museum of motion offers something for everyone.

Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Clemson, SC
This widely respected center offers everything from classical music to Broadway shows. The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts merges professional with educational programming and allows the University and all its students access to every level of arts participation.

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center
Chesnee, SC
The Carolina Foothills Artisan Center is organized and shall operate exclusively as a nonprofit corporation to develop the educational, artistic, cultural and economic growth of the Upstate by providing means for North and South Carolina artists to demonstrate the creative process and to showcase the products of their talents to a wide variety of citizens and by providing a place for citizens to learn about and purchase the work of Carolina artisans.

Spartanburg, SC
Hub-bub.com is Spartanburg's newest and freshest forum for what is going on around town. Find daily happenings, polls, cool things to check out, and the FORUMS board, where the talk of the town is going on.

Hub City Writers Project
Spartanburg, SC
From its beginning in 1995, Hub City's emphasis has been place-based literature that encourages readers to form a deeper connection with their home territory. Over the years, Hub City has published in a variety of genres, including fiction, personal essay, poetry, non-fiction, biography, humor, nature writing, children's literature, and historical.  

Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock, NC
Flat Rock Playhouse is the state theatre of North Carolina and one of the finest local playhouses in the United States. Highly acclaimed throughout the theater world, the theatre is home to the Vagabond School of the Drama. Check their web site for ticketing information and a schedule of performances.

Pendleton Playhouse
Clemson, SC
The Pendleton Playhouse and adjoining Cox Hall serve as the home of The Clemson Little Theatre and Clemson Area Youth Theatre (CAYT). Classes and workshops are offered in addition to performance opportunities.

Roper Mountain Science Center
The science center houses the largest planetarium in SC and the seventh largest telescope in the nation. The primary mission of the center is to foster enhanced learning and growth opportunities through educational excellence and high quality instructional programs for students, teachers, and the general public. Science enrichment programs are presented in an exciting and entertaining manner that makes learning fun.

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Spartanburg, SC
Spartanburg's grand old lady, the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, reopened after an extensive $10.5 million renovation, and is a great venue for entertainment. The new renovations include a new lobby, complete with custom carpeting, a specialty coffee bar, copper chandeliers, and arched skylights. The concession stand has rich oak cabinets behind the counter, and just around the corner is a new souvenir booth. Main Phone number: 864.582.8107, Fax: 864.278.2003, Ticketmaster: 864.576.1550, address, 385 North Church Street, P.O. Box 1410, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304

Sparklenet.com is a search engine for arts, culture, and education in the Spartanburg area. Information on area museums and galleries and links to calendars of events are available on this site.

Walnut Grove Plantation
Walnut Grove Plantation is on land granted in 1763 by King George III to Charles Moore when the area was known as the backcountry. The documented collection of antique furnishings and accessories vividly portrays living conditions in Spartanburg County prior to 1805.

Dance Company Performances

Carolina Ballet Theatre

Music Performances

Carolina Pops Orchestra

Carolina Youth Symphony

Foothills Philharmonic

Greenville Chorale

Greenville Concert Band

Greenville In Harmony Chorus

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Theater Productions

Centre Stage Theatre

Fountain Inn Repertory Experience

Furman University Department of Theatre Arts

Greenville Chautauqua

Greenville Little Theatre

North Greenville University

South Carolina Children's Theatre - September-June

Summer Shakespeare

Warehouse Theatre
August-June Performance Venues

BI-LO Center

Heritage Park Amphitheater

Peace Center for the Performing Arts

Timmons Arena
Furman University

All Greenville orchestras, concert bands, choral groups

All Greenville theaters, theater groups

Greenville bands

Sporting Events

Greenville Drive Baseball Schedule - April-September

Furman University Athletic Schedule

Museums, Art Galleries

Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery

Greenville County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Arts Council

Trillium Arts Centre - Travelers Rest

Upcountry History Museum

Upstate Visual Arts

All Greenville art galleries

All Greenville museums

University Lectures and Performances

Bob Jones University

Furman University

North Greenville University

University of South Carolina Upstate

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